CommAgility To Supply LTE Software For Small Cells Development

CommAgility, a Wireless Telecom Group company, will now supply its LTE physical layer software to a Korean wireless broadband equipment developer, EUCAST, for the development of small cells. CommAgility’s SmallCellPHY software has been licensed to provide a complete LTE Physical Layer for small cells. The software is tailored to the architecture of Texas Instruments’ KeyStone II System on Chips (SoCs), and will be used by EUCAST on the Texas Instruments TCI6636 multicore DSP+ARM SoC.

The LTE software will help develop a range of picocells, which are designed for commercial networks to meet the special needs of private networks. The new picocells will be a part of EUCAST’s extensive product range, including its broadband access system, providing cost-effective 4G wireless access.

The SmallCellPHY is the industry-leading LTE PHY for TI SoCs, which has been successfully used by Tier 1 equipment vendors. By taking advantage of SmallCellPHY, EUCAST will be able to further develop its technology lead in 4G wireless access.

SmallCellPHY is available in two variants – as a Reference Chain, and a version for Texas Instruments’ small cell SoCs. Compliant with 3GPP Releases 8, 9 and 10, it is entirely software-defined, to increase flexibility and scalability. SmallCellPHY is optimized for low memory, processing power and power consumption, and provides innovative algorithms such as advanced schedulers.